Nov 25, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) sacks the Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Raiders 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
The Oakland Raiders will be without their starting QB Carson Palmer for the season finale against the San Diego Chargers due to cracked ribs and a bruised lung. Palmer suffered the injury in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. With Palmer sidelined, the Raiders will turn to Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor at quarterback. The Chargers are coming off of a game in which they sacked backup QB Greg McElroy 11 times. That could have been Palmer’s last game as a Raider.